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Top 10 Most Popular Front Load Washers

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Whirlpool WFW70HEBW Whirlpool
WFW70HEBW

Duet
Capacity: 4.1 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $849
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

7/5

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.8

Factor
Water

3.5

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$207

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WF365BTBGWR Samsung
WF365BTBGWR

Front Load
Capacity: 3.6 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $899
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

8/6

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.1

Factor
Water

3

Factor
Warranty

10/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$250

Per Cu Ft
LG WM3470HWA LG
WM3470HWA

TurboWash
Capacity: 4 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

12/11

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.2

Factor
Water

3.3

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$275

Per Cu Ft
LG WM3470HVA LG
WM3470HVA

TurboWash
Capacity: 4 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1199
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

12/11

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.2

Factor
Water

3.3

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$300

Per Cu Ft
LG WM2250CW LG
WM2250CW

Front Load
Capacity: 3.6 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $799
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

7/9

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3

Factor
Water

3.3

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$222

Per Cu Ft
LG WM8000HVA LG
WM8000HVA

Mega Capacity
Capacity: 5.1 cu ft
Width: 29"
MSRP: $1499
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

14/12

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.5

Factor
Water

3

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$294

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WF393BTPAWR Samsung
WF393BTPAWR

Front Load
Capacity: 3.9 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $999
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

11/10

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.3

Factor
Water

2.9

Factor
Warranty

10/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$256

Per Cu Ft
Whirlpool WFW86HEBW Whirlpool
WFW86HEBW

Duet Steam
Capacity: 4.1 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1099
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

10/9

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.8

Factor
Water

3.5

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$268

Per Cu Ft
Whirlpool WFW94HEAW Whirlpool
WFW94HEAW

Duet Steam
Capacity: 4.3 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1299
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

12/8

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.3

Factor
Water

2.7

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$302

Per Cu Ft
Whirlpool WFW88HEAW Whirlpool
WFW88HEAW

Duet Steam
Capacity: 4.3 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $1199
Cleaning

Steam

Capability
Cycles

11/7

Cyc/Opt
Energy

3.3

Factor
Water

2.7

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$279

Per Cu Ft



Top 10 Most Popular Top Load Washers

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LG WT1101CW LG
WT1101CW

Front Control
Capacity: 4.3 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $699
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

8/9

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.6

Factor
Water

3.8

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$163

Per Cu Ft
GE GTWN4250DWS GE
GTWN4250DWS

Top Load
Capacity: 3.9 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $699
Cleaning

Agitator

Capability
Cycles

16/5

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2

Factor
Water

6

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$179

Per Cu Ft
LG WT4870CW LG
WT4870CW

High Efficiency
Capacity: 4.5 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $799
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

8/12

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.6

Factor
Water

3.8

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$178

Per Cu Ft
LG WT5070CW LG
WT5070CW

WaveForce
Capacity: 4.7 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $899
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

12/12

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.8

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$191

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WA50F9A6DSW Samsung
WA50F9A6DSW

HE Top Load
Capacity: 5 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $999
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

13/10

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.7

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

10/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$200

Per Cu Ft
LG WT1201CV LG
WT1201CV

Front Control
Capacity: 4.5 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $899
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

8/9

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.6

Factor
Water

3.8

Factor
Warranty

10/Li

Motor/Tub
Price

$200

Per Cu Ft
GE GTWN2800DWW GE
GTWN2800DWW

Top Load
Capacity: 3.9 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $649
Cleaning

Agitator

Capability
Cycles

13/1

Cyc/Opt
Energy

1.5

Factor
Water

7

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$166

Per Cu Ft
Whirlpool WTW4800BQ Whirlpool
WTW4800BQ

Top Load
Capacity: 3.6 cu ft
Width: 27-1/2"
MSRP: $599
Cleaning

Agitator

Capability
Cycles

9/4

Cyc/Opt
Energy

1.7

Factor
Water

7.5

Factor
Warranty

1/1

Motor/Tub
Price

$166

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WA400PJHDWR Samsung
WA400PJHDWR

HE Top Load
Capacity: 4 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $699
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

9/7

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.4

Factor
Water

3.7

Factor
Warranty

10/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$175

Per Cu Ft
Samsung WA422PRHDWR Samsung
WA422PRHDWR

HE Top Load
Capacity: 4.2 cu ft
Width: 27"
MSRP: $799
Cleaning

HEwash

Capability
Cycles

9/7

Cyc/Opt
Energy

2.5

Factor
Water

3.6

Factor
Warranty

5/3

Motor/Tub
Price

$190

Per Cu Ft

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Washer Dryer Reviews by Type

Before you read the washer dryer reviews, it's important to know what type of washing machine or dryer you're looking for. Here's an overview of the main types:

Front Load Washer Front Load Washers
  • Tumbling versus agitation is gentler on fabrics.
  • Spins clothes faster which reduces costly dryer time.
  • Uses less water and energy per load.
  • Requires a special low-sudsing detergent.
  • Purchase costs are about 25% higher than a top load.
Top Load Washer Top Load Washers
  • Purchase price is lower, but operating costs are higher.
  • Easier access to wash tub clothes.
  • High-efficiency, no-agitator models available.
  • Uses regular, lower-cost detergent.
  • Cannot be stacked with dryer to save space.
Electric Dryer Electric Dryers
  • Purchase price is about 10% less than gas dryers.
  • Operating costs are a little higher in most areas.
  • Tends to require less maintenance due to less parts.
  • Better choice if gas hook-up isn’t already available.
  • Requires a 240 volt outlet.
Gas Dryer Gas Dryers
  • Purchase price is about 10% more than electric.
  • Provides long-term cost savings in most areas.
  • Clothes can potentially dry a little faster.
  • Gas heat is slightly gentler on fabrics.
  • Requires gas hook-up and professional installation.



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